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Mixing Kitchen Cabinet Colors in Wilmington, Delaware

The kitchen includes not one cooking area but 3! The primary kitchen is well organized around an unusual island and recessed cooking niche. This space focuses on mixing kitchen cabinet colors and it transitions into a casual dining area, anchored by an entertainment/wine bar.

The area is divided into very specific cabinet and work sections. First, the room features one grand piece: a carefully engineered armoire housing a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer. The arched cooking niche (with pantries on each side opening into the walkways) was the second major area to be designed. To keep both ovens accessible for the cook the two-separate built-in Wolf ovens are functionally matched to the client’s height by being placed in mid-high units, rather than traditional tall oven cabinets. The counter spanning between the ovens houses the Wolf range top. These two cabinet sections are balanced by equally interesting stepped cabinetry and counters around the sink: where a deep robust red accent color is introduced. Lastly, the multi-level island serves several centers of activity for the cook, her helpers, children and visitors with the microwave and coffee machine tucked in the elevated section and a second sink and dishwasher directly opposite the cooking area.

Once the functional space management of the kitchen was “locked in” the designers went to work on the style specifics of the space: combining four door styles and four cabinet finishes with coordinating decorative pieces of hardware, and mixing kitchen cabinet ideas. Three different countertop materials and backsplash treatments were used; wood, granite and soapstone provide elegant surfaces. The entertainment bar features a Sub-Zero wine storage and ice maker in a straight wall arrangement across from the table and family room. Just beyond is a totally functional catering kitchen. Long expanses of stainless steel countertop and open shelving are used for staging and preparing foods. A Wolf range and hood were used in the catering kitchen.

The three spaces flow beautifully together and create the space of the client’s dreams; optimal for entertaining and cooking for large crowds.

  • Year Completed:


  • Kitchen Designer:

    Joe Giorgi

  • Location:

    Wilmington, Delaware

  • Kitchen Style:


  • Kitchen Shape:

    U-Shaped Kitchen Design

  • Cabinetry:

    Rutt Cabinetry

  • Cooking Hearth, Main Clean Up Area and Peninsula:

    Cooking Hearth, Main Clean Up Area and Peninsula: Florentine Traditional Cabinets Made of Paint Grade Wood with Linen Paint and Brown Glaze Burnishing

  • Refrigerator Armoire and Island:

    Loire Valley Traditional Cabinets Made of Cherry Wood with a Linwood Stain with Brown Glaze Antiquing

  • Island:

    Florentine Traditional Cabinets Made of Cherry Wood with Revere Black Stain

  • Raised Center Panel:

    Abbey Contemporary Cherry Wood with Brick Red Paint and Brown Glaze

  • Countertop:

    Wood, Granite and Soapstone countertops

  • Stove:

    Wolf Gas Range Top in Stainless Steel

  • Sink:

    Farmhouse Sink

  • Refrigerator:

    SubZero 27" Refrigerator with Wood Panels

  • Hood:

    Wolf Hood Insert

Photography by McClain Photography

  • “We really appreciate the quality workmanship and all your hard work. Meet you at the finish line in a couple more weeks!”

    “We wanted to take a minute and thank you and the guys for all you are doing for us, the ease with which you communicate with us, the guys on the job, especially Rich, have been doing a fantastic job. Things are really coming together nicely. We are getting a bit more excited as each day goes by and we can see the steady progress.”

    Customer C. / Wilmington, DE